Speech on anniversary of Bin Laden death is followed hours later by suicide bombing
Fighting drugs war, CIA ‘special forces’ will soon outnumber military Special Forces in Afghanistan
Transition strategy branded 'ridiculous' by local politician after co-ordinated insurgent strikes
One-time liberal now sports all his fellow Republicans' most unalluring features. The Obama camp is not unhappy
And unlike their parents, young (jobless) voters have no lingering loyalty to the Big Three parties
The Pentagon has made unusually large payments to the families of civilians allegedly murdered by a US soldier
Mystery over rising death toll as Sgt Robert Bales looks set to fight Afghan murder charges
As US soldier awaits charges, his legal team says: 'there is no forensic evidence, there is no confession'
Active service for young soldiers, gongs for the generals: no wonder the Army is slow to get out
Assassination, desecration of bodies, the collecting of body-part trophies – it turned ugly long ago
The West is paying the price for relying on military tactics rather than negotiating a political solution
Hamid Karzai's brothers among delegation attacked while visiting village elders
After Sunday’s killing, there is no chance now of Obama delaying the withdrawal of US troops
Why did he do it? And is the hard-won trust built up between soldiers and some civilians now lost?
Many Pakistanis believe Beijing should be their future protector – opening the way to a clash with India